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Forum topic by Hermit posted 02-04-2018 02:57 AM 519 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2018 02:57 AM

About 3-4 weeks ago I purchased a Laguna 1412. As a rookie bandsaw user, I purchased two blades with the saw when I bought it. Just bought the laguna brand blades 1/2 and 1/4” blades. Wanted to make bandsaw boxes and the1/4 blade didnt cut it when trying to make sharper curves. So i ordered two blades 3/16” 4tpi skip tooth blades as my local rocker store doesn’t stock these blades. Received the blades this morning. When trying to install the blade it would not stay on the wheels. Couldnt get it to track period. Spent probably 45 mins on it.
So then, I went back to my original blades I bought just to make sure I wasn’t doing something wrong. Had no problems. Then…I decided to try the second blade I ordered. No problems, tracked perfectly.

Question is…possible I got a bad blade? I looked at it really good. Weld was good as I could tell but it wouldn’t track and kept popping off the wheels.

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 03:09 AM

Sounds like a bad blade to me.

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 06:19 AM

If you haven’t already, watch the Snodgrass Bandsaw Clinc vdeo about band saw setup.

It may help you see what you may be doing wrong. Many manuals that come with saws actually give you bad advice for mounting the blade.

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